Martial Arts Program Leader

Kenny has been involved in the martial arts since 1976 at the age of 14.  He holds Black Belts in American Kenpo Karate, WTF Tae Kwon-Do and Hapkido.  He is also a certified Guru in Jeet Kune Do Concepts and the Filipino Martial Arts.  For nearly 17 years he owned and operated his own school here in Arizona and he is the founder of Christian Freestyle Karate and, as such, holds the rank of 10th Degree Black Belt in that style.  Other styles Kenny has studied without pursuing belt ranking include, Shotokan Karate, Ishin Ryu Karate, Shorin Ryu Karate, Bak Fu, Ninjitsu, Brazilian JiuJitsu, Kajukenbo, Russian Sambo, Wing Chun Kung Fu, Muay Thai Kick Boxing and Westerm Boxing.

Kenny’s experience in the martial arts includes all aspects of training, teaching and competition including full contact Karate.  His tournament record includes Northern California Sparring (Kumite) Grand Champion status as both a Brown and Black Belt in the Late 70’s early 80”s.  In that time he competed in nearly 200 tournaments both in sparring and kata usually placing in the top 3.  He has also choreographed numerous competition katas and “contemporary” katas for both himself and other martial artists.  Many of which involved choreographed combat with a wide variety of weapons.  His expertise in weapons includes, sticks (single and double – impact), knife, sword, spear, staff, nunchacku. etc. He has also choreographed and staged fight sequences for independent feature films, short films and stage productions. Kenny understands the difference between “show” combat and “real” combat due to his vast experience in both arenas.  As an instructor he has taught a wide spectrum of students which include, children, adults, law enforcement and military personnel.  He is also the founder of Counter Assault Tactics and Attactics™ for Women.  Kenny also teaches JKD/FMA at Glendale Community College and teaches a select group of students (mainly from law enforcement and military) close quarter combat survival based on Jeet Kune Do Concepts and the Filipino Martial Arts.  He also teaches seminars as needed.